IPA: Asia’s wealthy seek out alternatives for returns

    Asia’s wealthy seek out alternatives for returns by Wing-Gar Cheng – Institutional investors in asia were early adopters of alternatives. Now HNWI’s are getting in on the act 29/11/13 South Korea, Mexico set to benefit from global growth China’s social security spending exceeds income Value Partners launches gold ETF …

Global Marshall Plan Initiative

Global Marshall Plan Initiative www.globalmarshallplan.org Newsletter 10/2013 Local Groups in Action Global Marshall Plan Initiative Celebrates “Autofreien Tag” in Wörgl Millennium Development Goals: How Many Promises Were Broken? New IPCC Report: Human Actions Are Mainly to Blame for Climate Change New IPSO Report: The Health of Oceans is Rapidly Deteriorating …

NPA & Global Peacebuilding * October 2013

NPA & Global Peacebuilding * October 2013 In September, the National Peace Academy was invited to share our work and philosophy at two special events:  The 6th Global Alliance for Ministries and Infrastructures for Peace Summitand the Human Rights Commission of Mexico City’s Conference on Building a Culture of Peace. Read more about …

News @NEON – CO floods, Soil, Sensors and more

Fall 2013  In this issue  Colorado flooding Ecologically sensitive construction Seasonal citizen science data  Australian collaboration Aquatic sensors and soil archive EcoSIS collaboration Recent publications by NEON staff Selected job postings   NEON staff, offices and sites in Colorado were spared the worst impacts of the historic flooding that ravaged much …

Other News: United Nations Still Popular in Most Countries

   United Nations Still Popular in Most Countries   By Jim Lobe*   WASHINGTON, Sep 18 2013 (IPS) – On the eve of the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly, a newly released survey of 39 countries shows that the world body remains relatively popular around the globe. …

A Note From Barbara Marx Hubbard

Ethical Markets  recommends both of these ground-breaking conferences ,  Hazel Henderson, Editor                                                                    Dearest Friends,   In October I will be traveling abroad to France and Mexico to speak …

ScienceDaily: Social amoebae travel with a posse: Tiny single-celled organisms have amazingly complicated social lives

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News Social amoebae travel with a posse: Tiny single-celled organisms have amazingly complicated social lives Natural affinities — unrecognized until now — may have set stage for life to ignite Mini-monsters of the forest floor Ice-free Arctic winters could explain amplified warming during Pliocene Large Gulf dead …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Scientists outline long-term sea-level rise in response to warming of planet

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News  Scientists outline long-term sea-level rise in response to warming of planet Fiji’s largest marine reserve swarming with sharks Nesting Gulf of Mexico loggerhead turtles face offshore risks Distorted GPS signals reveal hurricane wind speeds Share robotic frogs help turn a boring mating call into a serenade …

Today’s Top Stories from GFI: How Canada’s banks help money move in and out of tax havens

  Wednesday, June 26, 2013 Why Developing Countries Should Care About The G8 Summit Taxcast Edition 17: May ’13 Statement From The Financial Transparency Coalition: G8 Leaders Fail To Reach Financial Transparency Agreement Tax Wars: EU Playing Catch-Up With US New EU Anti-Corruption Standards Increase Demands For Greater Transparency To …

IDB: Latin American public banks show strong potential to help address climate change and foster productive development

June 18, 2013 – Webstories Latin American public banks show strong potential to help address climate change and foster productive development Public development banks represent 10 percent of lending in Latin America and the Caribbean Public Development Banks (PDBs) in Latin America and the Caribbean provide more than $700 billion in …